The Profession and Practice of Adult Education: An Introduction
- S. B. Merriam, R. G. Brockett
This paper examines the process and outcome of a major curriculum update for the Office Information Systems (OIS) major in the Office Information Systems Department in the School of Computer Science and Information Systems (CSIS) at Pace University. The curriculum was updated to better prepare our students for success as end-user specialists in today’s flattened organizations. The changes made were based on modules recommended from the Office Systems Research Association (OSRA)--recommendations that were both reliable and valid. OSRA’s national curriculum was flexible enough to allow us to incorporate regional business demands as well as adhere to CSIS’s mission statement. The success of this curriculum, now two years old, is measured by the success of our graduates (B.Sc. degree) in obtaining meaningful employment.